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Topic: Question About June Merlin
Message: Posted by: jwebyra (Sep 11, 2004 11:11AM)
I was just wondering about what ever happened to female magician June Merlin. I know her Ex-husband Bill McCombical is alive and well in Southern California but I never heard what ever happened to her.

Any information is greatlly appricated.

Thank You
Message: Posted by: David Charvet (Sep 14, 2004 12:51PM)
You Should ask Billy McComb, but I believe she is living in Spain.
Message: Posted by: jwebyra (Sep 15, 2004 10:25AM)
Thanks a lot. So that means she is the only magician alive who performed on the 1957 Milbourne Chistopher Special. I was wondering about that.
Message: Posted by: Dr_Stephen_Midnight (Sep 15, 2004 04:51PM)
Okay, maybe I'm wrong, but didn't the Amazing Randi perform an escape from a "medieval spiked tomb" (Iron Maiden), or was that on one of Christopher's other TV specials? He's still alive.

Steve
Message: Posted by: jwebyra (Sep 16, 2004 10:09AM)
Dr. Midnight,
It had to be one of his other specials. I remember wathicng the 1957 special in the Mueseum of Television And Radio a few years back. He also talks about the show in his "History Of Magic" book. The 1957 special had him do a bullet catch with a copy of the letter written by Thurston to Harry Houdini. The show had Robert Harbin doing a Head Mover, chair suspension, Mr. and Mrs. Cardini, Socar doing a Buzz Saw, June Merlin doing tricks with animals, and few others who I can't remember at the moment. I know that Amazing Randi is alive and well.

Ron
Message: Posted by: jwebyra (Sep 17, 2004 09:32AM)
Actually the namme of the Milbourne Christopher book is "The Illustrated History Of Magic".
Sorry,
Ron
Message: Posted by: Whit Haydn (Oct 23, 2004 08:55PM)
June is alive and living in Spain.

Some old Pathe movies of her as June McComb, and of Billy McComb and her are available from http://www.Britishpathe.com

Search "McComb". Also search "magician". Some neat film of Tommy Cooper, Alan Alan, David Nixon, and others. Free downloads in low quality, pay a reasonable price for high quality.
Message: Posted by: John Pezzullo (Oct 24, 2004 03:19AM)
I can recall seeing a picture of a young June Merlin in an old Ireland's Year Book that I purchased several years ago. The picture most probably only captured a fraction of her beauty, but she looked stunningly gorgeous in the picture. I understand that she was a former winner of the 'Miss Northern Ireland' title.
Message: Posted by: Enis Talas (Jun 26, 2007 05:23AM)
You can see June Merlin.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyvaa5zFCMI
Message: Posted by: Julie (Jun 26, 2007 09:25AM)
Great clip of a beautiful lady.

Thanks Enis!

Julie